Since 1928, the Kerfoot family has lived on the shores of Gunflint Lake, preserving the natural landscape while outfitting travelers with camping and canoeing necessities. With equipment packages and organized trips, they help visitors explore the 1,000,000-acre natural-wilderness system and its assortment of more than 1,000 clearwater lakes. Cabins with bunk beds and showers dot the campgrounds, placing visitors in the midst of moose, deer, beavers, eagles, and Tigger. Eight ziplines reach high above the tree canopy, allowing guests to soar past 300-year-old white-pine trees. The camp's location also provides an opportunity to view the northern lights in the clear night sky.
For more than 70 years, Tuscarora Lodge & Canoe Outfitters has functioned as not only a destination, but an outfitter helping visitors take their nature outings to the next level. On the shores of Round Lake, cabins come furnished with a variety of amenities, including fully functional kitchens, ample amounts of bedroom linens, and firewood for cold weather visits or powering steam-powered television sets. Being near the water allows campers full access to the canoe-and-camping trips, which typically last one to four nights in order to explore the surrounded wooded areas and the camping, fishing, canoeing, and hiking opportunities they offer.
At Wen-Do, one of the things students learn are ways to increase awareness and avoidance in threatening situations. They pair this with physical self-defense techniques that are easy to learn and practical. These students gather with an instructor to discuss safety issues that disproportionately affect women and to learn how to identify potential dangers so they can be avoided. And if by chance they do find themselves in a sticky situation?whether it's outdoors, in a vehicle, or in the home?participants will be equipped with the physical and verbal techniques they need to protect themselves. These skills are easy to learn and easy to remember even in high-pressure situations, giving women more peace of mind and self-confidence.